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Snowball Research

Find sources for your paper or project

Journal article

1. Find a source that matches your topic.

For example, you enter college student motivation and pick this article (library subscription source)

[ college student motivation ]

2. Go to the citations at the end of the article and find a second source related to your topic:

3.  Locate the second source. Go to the citations at the end of the source and find another useful source, etc.

Web page example

PRO TIP: If you want to locate an article on the web that is likely to have a reference list, enter PDF after your search request:

[ college student motivation pdf ]

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